The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 50 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs requiring a PHP Developer 14 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.93% 1.64% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.82% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
PHP Developer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
690 603 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.04% 90.13% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 360 256
Average daily rate £364 £342 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% -2.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £27.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PHP Developer across the Birmingham region.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

PHP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PHP Developer across the Birmingham region.

PHP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited PHP Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 25 (100.00%) PHP
2 18 (72.00%) HTML
2 18 (72.00%) MySQL
3 16 (64.00%) CSS
3 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (52.00%) jQuery
5 9 (36.00%) Ajax
6 8 (32.00%) MVC
7 5 (20.00%) Photoshop
7 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (20.00%) Adobe
7 5 (20.00%) Laravel
7 5 (20.00%) HTML5
7 5 (20.00%) Zend
8 4 (16.00%) PHP4
8 4 (16.00%) WordPress
8 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (16.00%) PhpStorm
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) OOP
8 4 (16.00%) Subversion
9 3 (12.00%) SEO
9 3 (12.00%) XHTML
9 3 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (12.00%) Magento
9 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.00%) PHP5
10 2 (8.00%) JIRA
10 2 (8.00%) Symfony
10 2 (8.00%) Zend Framework

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited PHP Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) WordPress
2 2 (8.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Drupal
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (72.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Subversion
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.00%) PhpStorm
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) HTML
2 16 (64.00%) CSS
3 13 (52.00%) jQuery
4 9 (36.00%) Ajax
5 5 (20.00%) HTML5
5 5 (20.00%) Laravel
6 3 (12.00%) XHTML
7 2 (8.00%) Web Services
7 2 (8.00%) CSS3
7 2 (8.00%) Symfony
7 2 (8.00%) Zend Framework
8 1 (4.00%) LAMP
8 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Social Media
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) MVC
2 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (16.00%) OOP
4 3 (12.00%) SEO
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (8.00%) Web Design
6 1 (4.00%) Content Management
6 1 (4.00%) Web Development
6 1 (4.00%) Email Marketing
6 1 (4.00%) Open Source
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) PHP
2 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) PHP4
4 3 (12.00%) PHP5
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Adobe
1 5 (20.00%) Zend
2 2 (8.00%) Facebook
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
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